Defiant Spirits: Fernando Brito’s Sinaloa

Last night, November 29th,  was the opening reception of Defiant Spirits: Fernando Brito’s Sinaloa, an exhibition organized by Fordham University’s  Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs. This exhibition debuts in the new Canisius Gallery, an exhibition venue for artistic works relating to humanitarian and social justice issues. Using art as a means to illuminate, educate and provoke, the Institute and the Gallery seek to bring the Fordham community closer to the injustices experienced by our fellow global citizens. The exhibition was made possible by our very own Dr. Barbara Mundy, who served in the advisory council along with Brendan Cahill, Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock, Joseph Lawton III, John O’Neill, Jennifer Udell. The exhibition was curated by Dr.Didier Aubert, associate professor of American Studies and U.S. history at Sorbonne Nouvelle University.

Exhibition is Located in 


2546 Belmont Avenue

(Just next to the Belmont Gate, adjacent to Faculty Memorial Hall)

About the Artist: 

Fernando Brito defines himself as “a citizen with a grudge,” and the core of his photographic work is predominantly concerned with social protest. He tries to expose problems of violence generated by both organized crime and by the Mexican government.

He is a member of the National System of Art Creators and works as a freelance photojournalist.

From 2004 to 2014, Brito was a photo editor and reporter for the newspapers La I and El Debate (Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico), specializing in crime-related news.